Turnout Blankets

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TOUGH AND WARM

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Model: Tough-1 Polar 1680D waterproof poly turnout. 

Maker: JT International.

Why buy? High-denier outer shell resists ripping/tearing; 500-gram poly-fill provides warmth; waterproof.

Cool features: Waterproof lining helps horse stay dry; shoulder gussets for freedom of movement.

More info: jtidist.com.

Price: $139.80.

LIGHTWEIGHT

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Model: Amigo Turnout 600D Lite Weight. 

Maker: Horseware Ireland.

Why buy? Offers waterproof, breathable protection without being too hot (there’s no fill between the outer and inner fabric layers). Also good for layering over a stable blanket.

Cool feature: Patented front Leg Arches™ prevent extra fabric from gathering around horse’s front legs as he moves.

More info: horseware.com.

Price: $69.

SPARE PARTS

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Model: Ice Turtle Turnout Rug.

Maker: TurtleNeck Horse Clothing.

Why buy? Unconditional satisfaction guarantee; waterproof, breathable.

Cool features: Elastic neckline keeps out elements; spare-parts kit that includes extra straps and fleece collar.

More info: turtleneck.com.

Price: $285.

NECK COVERAGE

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Model: Orican Freestyle Detach-A-Neck Medium.

Maker: WeatherBeeta.

Why buy? Detachable neck cover provides option for extra coverage; waterproof, breathable; 1200-denier ripstop outer shell.

Cool feature: Wither-relief pad lifts blanket off horse’s withers while protecting mane from rubs.

More info: weatherbeeta.com.

Price: $187.99.

SUPER-DURABLE

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Model: StormShield® Body Armor High Neck Heavyweight Turnout.

Maker: Schneiders.

Why buy? Two-year guarantee on 1800-denier outer shell; waterproof, breathable.

Cool features: High neck and extra-long sides for more coverage.

More info: sstack.com.

Price: $129.95. 

BUYER SAVVY

• Denier is analogous to thread count in bed sheets. Rule of thumb: The higher the denier, the tougher the fabric.

• Seamless-back construction helps prevent leaks. Look for this feature in turnout blankets, especially those to be used in wet climates.

• Horse blankets come in two basic cuts. European cut suits slim, long-bodied horses. Standard cut’s designed for wider, stock-type body profiles.

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